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Non-breaking spaces in wikilinks should act like regular spaces
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Author: matthew.britton

Non-breaking spaces in wikilinks should produce a link as though they were normal spaces -- that is, the text [[Foo bar]] should be a link to [[Foo bar]], but with a non-breaking space in the link text. This would simplify the wikitext of links when non-breaking spaces are needed in the link text for display purposes, in a similar way to various other linking simplifications already in use.

This should not break anything, as there should be no need for non-breaking spaces in page titles; I'm not aware that any exist, I can't think of any useful purpose they would serve, and they are already prohibited on the English Wikipedia - and possibly in other places - via the title blacklist.

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Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 10:19 PM
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Fixed in r55382.

cscott added a subscriber: cscott.Nov 1 2017, 7:29 PM